NSFAS Online Form
NSFAS Online Form
ABOUT NSFAS APPLICATION
In accordance with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) was established.
NSFAS is a bursary scheme that provides free higher education and training to poor and working-class South African students.
NSFAS’s vision is to provide financial assistance for students from poor and working-class families to study in public universities and TVET colleges.
On December 16, 2017, former President Jacob Zuma announced that the South African government will gradually launch “full subsidized free higher education and training for poor and working-class students in South Africa.” Funds will be gradually allocated over 5 years, so the Ministry of Higher Education and Training (DHET) scholarship program was established.
There are 3 ways in which you can apply:
METHOD 1: On the NSFAS website (if you wish to apply online, follow the instructions below)
- Create your myNSFAS account here: https://my.nsfas.org.za/mynsfas/selfservice.html When registering an account, you must provide the following information: username, password, ID number, cellphone number, and email address.
- You can then login using your chosen username and password.
- Complete the application form by clicking the “apply” button.
- When you have filled in all the required information (do not leave any fields blank), you can upload electronic copies of your supporting documents (as listed below). Once all your documents have been uploaded, click the “submit” button to receive your reference number
METHOD 2: At your closest NYDA Center
1) Visit a NYDA center/ office closest to you
2) A NYDA center worker will explain the application process and provide you with an application form to complete
3) Complete the application form in CAPITAL letters with a black pen and sign it in the allocated spots
4) Hand in your application form and supporting documents (as listed below). Ensure that your supporting documents are certified on the front of the page and not be older than 3 months.
5) You will receive a receipt card with a bar code attached.
METHOD 3: At a Financial Aid Office on campus/ computer lab
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
- ID document/ ID card (certified copy and electronic copy)
- Unabridged birth certificate (if you do not have an ID document or ID card) (certified copy and electronic copy)
- Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copy and electronic copy)
- Parents/ guardians death certificate (if applicable) (certified copy and electronic copy)
- Payslips/ employment letters/ pension advice (not older than 3 months) (do not submit SASSA slips. SASSA should be excluded from household income) (certified copy and electronic copy)
- Contact details (cellphone number/ email address where NSFAS can communicate with you throughout the application process, as well as to provide feedback on the outcome of your application)
- NSFAS Consent Form pdf– completed and signed by parents/ guardians
- If disabled, complete and include the NSFAS Disability Annexure A (.pdf)
- If orphaned, complete and include the NSFAS Declaration Form (.pdf) – to be signed by an Isibindi Child Youth Care Worker/ a social worker from the Department of Social Development and submitted to an Isibindi Centre/ NYDA office
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact NSFAS directly:
Tel: 0860 067 327
For more info visit Nsfas Website
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